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YouTube Embed

A simple to use method of embedding responsive YouTube videos into your posts and pages but with powerful features for those that need them.

Version 5 is here! Now with API access to further improve the rich metadata but also the output caching has returned to make this plugin the fasted method to embed YouTube videos around!

YouTube Embed is an incredibly fast, simple, yet powerful, method of embedding YouTube videos into your WordPress site.

Key features include...

  • Build your own playlists and play them back however you want
  • Automatically generate playlists based on user name or search text
  • Create multiple profiles - use them for different videos to get the exact style that you want
  • Dynamic video sizing for responsive sites
  • Housekept caching keeps the code generation nimble and your database tables slimline
  • Google compatible metadata is added to the video output based on data provided by the YouTube API - great for SEO!
  • Support for Do Not Track
  • Compatible with Video SEO for WordPress, a3 lazy load and WordPress Video Overlay Ads and many more. In the case of Video SEO and WordPress Video Overlay Ads, their options will even appear under the YouTube Embed menu for total simplicity!
  • Use Turn Off The Lights? This plugin works with it beautifully.
  • iFrame Resizer and FitVids.js supported to improve content resizing
  • Works "out of the box" with 4K, 60FPS and Chromecast - stream your embedded videos to your TV!
  • And much, much more!

Technical specification...

  • Designed for both single and multi-site installations
  • PHP7 compatible
  • Fully internationalized, ready for translations! If you would like to add a translation to his plugin then please head to our [Translating WordPress](https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/youtube-embed “Translating WordPress”) page

But, most importantly, there are no premium features and no adverts - this is 100% complete and free! See the "Other Notes" tab for how to get started as well as the more advanced features, including how to specify an API key to unlock the maximum number of features!

How easy is it to use? The fine people at Webucator have put together an excellent video showing you how to get started with it..

Reviews & Mentions

Your YouTube Plugin is fantastic-it just saved my life on this site. Thank you! - Sonic Clamp. New Technology Finds The Most Buzzed-About Parts Of Videos - SocialTimes. Andesch tips on WordPress plugins! - Anders. Critical Mass - Biking in Memphis.

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6
Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
Active Installs: 30,000+


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